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BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 06 January 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:53
  1. Eero Pukkala,
  2. Anssi Auvinen,
  3. Gunilla Wahlberg
  1. Researcher Finnish Cancer Registry, FIN-00170, Helsinki, Finland
  2. Senior scientist Finnish Centre for Radiation Nuclear Safety, PO Box 14, FIN-00881, Helsinki
  3. Service chief Finnish Flight Attendants Association, FIN-00520, Helsinki

    EDITOR,—Rainer Fogelholm suggests that exposure to environmental tobacco smoke might explain the increased risk of breast cancer that we found among Finnish flight attendants. The possible effect of passive smoking was one of the concerns among flight attendants that prompted us to conduct the study. We considered passive smoking mainly as a risk factor for lung cancer. The fact that no clear increase was observed in the incidence of lung cancer and other cancers related to smoking …

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